NCDC Confirmed 20 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Increases To 343

343 Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria OnoBello

Nigeria has confirmed a total of 343 coronavirus cases after 20 new infections were discovered on Monday.

Of the 20 new cases, 13 were recorded in Lagos State, two in Edo, two in Kano, two in Ogun and one in Ondo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday.

Subsequent reports had also noted that the virus has spread to 19 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Before the NCDC’s announcement, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced the extension of the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

In a nationwide broadcast on Monday, the president extended the restriction by 14 days, saying the decision was a difficult one for his regime.

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